News ID: 303144
Published: 0254 GMT May 17, 2021

Iran’s ‘Asak’ grabs award at Austrian festival

Iran’s ‘Asak’ grabs award at Austrian festival

Iranian documentary ‘Asak,’ directed by Mehdi Zamanpour-Kiasari, won the Best International Short Documentary Award at the 15th edition of Ethnocineca – International Documentary Film Festival Vienna in Austria.

The documentary is about an 80-year-old blind man, who earns his own living from manufacturing handicrafts from stones he picks from mountains, ifilmtv.com reported.

‘Asak’ has already been screened at various festivals including the 18th International Documentary Film Festival of Ukraine. It also received the Best Film Award at the 20th International Golden Saffron Documentary Film Festival in Turkey.

“Ethnocineca is organized as an association and sees itself as a platform embedded into a network of cultural, scientific and social institutions and initiatives. A mutual passion for ethnographic and documentary film is the drive and reason why Ethnocineca exists,” according to the official website of the festival.

   
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